Nova Dutra, São Silvestre e Vila Nova - Sustainable Carbon
Mata Atlântica

Nova Dutra, São Silvestre e Vila Nova

Education and Culture

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

As Cerâmicas Nova Dutra, São Silvestre e Vila Nova, localizadas no estado do Rio de Janeiro, utilizavam óleo pesado (BPF) como combustível para queima das peças. Esse óleo é um combustível fóssil derivado de petróleo, que durante a queima gera fuligem e causa danos ao sistema respiratório. Além disso, trata-se de um combustível altamente poluente e de grande contribuição para o aquecimento global. Frente a isso, as cerâmicas em 2006, decidiram substituir o uso do óleo por biomassa renovável (fonte limpa de energia), tais como resíduos de madeira. Essa mudança, além de reduzir as emissões de gases causadores de efeito estufa e, consequentemente, gerar créditos de carbono, promove o desenvolvimento sustentável da comunidade que vive nos arredores.

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Localization

Project location

Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Mata Atlântica

Major Cobenefit

Education and Culture

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

MOLDING THE FUTURE

Ever since its foundation, Nova Dutra factory has been working in partnership with the ECFA NGO to transform the future of people in communities of Rio de Janeiro state. The factory has already impacted more than 800 community members through organization of cultural activities. Today, the factory gives free artisanal crafts lessons to the community through two teachers, employed under the “Ceramics Lessons” project. According to Ms. Ione, one of the teachers, “I was unemployed, and I decided to do a one-year ceramics course, which Nova Dutra provided to me. This way, I had the chance to begin working, and today I am employed by the factory, teaching ceramics artisanal crafts to other people from the community”.

Additional benefits generated by this project

195,987

Amount of CO2e

1,122

Number of Beneficiaries

SOCIALCARBON Standard Performance

The hexagon demonstrates the continuous improvement of the project during all verification periods. The Social Carbon Standard encourages the reinvestment of a percentage of the income from the carbon credits in socioenvironmental benefits, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Social Carbon: far beyond carbon, it is social equality.

To calculate the Hexagon, the average of the values of each resource per Point of the projects was made.

Through the ceramic I am employed, thank God.

— Tatiana (Ceramist)

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